# Questions tagged [projective-modules]

For questions about projective modules over a ring and projective objects in related categories.

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### When is a height one prime ideal projective?

Let $A$ be a ring and $(0) \neq P\subset A$ be a prime ideal. If $A$ is a noetherian domain and if $P,$ seen as an $A$-module, is projective then the height of $P$ is 1. (Matsumura, Commutative ring ...
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### Separability of $\mathbb{C}[x]$ over its $\mathbb{C}$-subalgebras

For commutative rings $R \subseteq S$, recall that $S$ is separable over $R$, if $S$ is a projective $S \otimes_R S$-module, via $f: S \otimes_R S \to S$ given by: $f(s_1 \otimes_R s_2)=s_1s_2$. ...
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### Non-singular rings which are Rickart

A ring $R$ is said to be a right Rickart ring if the right annihilator of any element in $R$ is of the form $eR$ for some idempotent $e \in R$. It turns out that a ring $R$ is right Rickart iff every ...
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### Is every locally free module of rank $1$ over a commutative ring concretely invertible?

Since this subject is full of misunderstandings (see here, here, here, and here) let us fix a precise terminology. Let $A$ be a commutative ring and $P$ an $A$-module. I) We'll say that $P$ is a ...
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### Bézout ring with non-trivial Picard group?

[I asked this on stackexchange here a few weeks ago to no response] A ring is called Bézout when its finitely generated ideals are principal. Q: Is there a nice example of a Bézout ring $R$ with ...
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### Hom functor and arbitrary coproducts

Let $M$ be a finitely generated $R$-module. It's easy to check that, in this case, $\mathbf{Hom}(M,-)$ preserves infinite sums. Now suppose that $M$ is projective. Is the reciprocal true? That is, if ...
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Let $A=k[x_1,\cdots,x_r]/I$ for some prime ideal $I$ and some field $k$. Consider the free $A$-module $A^n$. Question 1. Given an element $e\in A^n$, is there a method to tell whether $e$ can be ...
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### A weak Schur's lemma for non-semisimple finite dimensional algebras

Let $B \subseteq C$ be an inclusion of finite dimensional (associative) algebras over a field $k$. Assume that $C$ is a free $B$-module. Let $\bigoplus_i U_i$ be a decomposition of $B$ into ...
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### Lifting idempotents and projective coverings — reference request

Let $R$ be a (non-commutative, unital) ring with Jacobson radical $J$, write $\overline{R}=R/J$ and denote the quotient map $R\to \overline{R}$ by $a\mapsto \overline{a}$. It is easy to see that if ...
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### A module associated to an endomorphism of a vector bundle

Let $E$ be a vector bundle over a compact connected Hausdorff space $X$. To an endomorphism $\alpha \in End(E)$, we associate a $C(X)-$ module $\Gamma(E,\alpha)$ consisting of all $\beta\in End(E)$ ...
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### Decomposing semihereditary rings

Let $R$ be a commutative semihereditary ring (i.e. every finitely generated ideal of $R$ is projective https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereditary_ring). Then is $R$ a finite direct product of Prufer ...
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### Decomposing Noetherian hereditary rings of Krull dimension $1$ into product of hereditary domains (i.e. Dedekind domains)

Let $R$ be a commutative Noetherian hereditary ring (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hereditary_ring) of Krull dimension $1$. Then is it true that $R$ is a finite direct product of Dedekind domains ?
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### Numerator-cancellable Modules

I don't know why there is no investigation of the cancellability of quotients in category of modules. What I mean by cancellability of quotients in category of modules is the following : Let $R$ be a ...
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### Are these two constructions of $K_0(A)$ isomorphic?

The following question is extracted from this question on MSE, which got no answer so far, probably because it was a bit hidden by another question which a posteriori was totally obvious. Let $A$ be ...
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### structure of flat modules over a DVR

I. Kaplansky has proved that if a torsion free module (over a complete DVR) is countably generated and does not contains infinitely divisible elements then it is free. Is there any analog of this ...
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### A projective (or free) $\mathbb{Z}\pi_1$-module

Suppose that $Z$ is a finite wedge of spheres containing circles and there exist maps $f:Y\to Z$ and $g:Z\to Y$ so that $g\circ f\simeq 1_Y$. Assume that there exists a map $h:X\to Y$ which induces ...
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### A question concerning a short exact sequence with an action

Let $A$ and $D$ be two non-trivial abelian groups and $B,C$ be two non-abelian groups. Also, let $C$ is a free group and acts on $A,B,D$. Let $0\to A \xrightarrow{f}B\xrightarrow{g}C\to 0$ be a ...
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### Finitely generated submodule of non-finitely generated projective module is contained in some proper direct summand ?

Let $P$ be a non-finitely generated projective module over a commutative Noetherian ring. Is every finitely generated submodule of $P$ contained in some finitely generated direct summand of $P$ ? Or ...
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### When can every countably generated submodule of a a non-countably generated projective module be contained in a countably generated direct summand ?

One answer to this Lemma on infinitely generated projective modules shows that every finitely generated module of a non-countably generated projective module is contained in a countably generated ...
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### Adjoints of scalar extension and scalar coextension

Let $h\colon R\rightarrow S$ be a morphism of commutative rings. We consider the following functors (I am aware that the notations may be different in other contexts): $h^*$: Scalar extension by ...
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### When is countable direct-product of projective modules again projective ?

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with unity. The Bass-Papp theorem states that any countable direct sum of injective $R$-modules is injective iff $R$ is Noetherian . Chase's theorem states that any ...
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If $R$ is a PID, then we know that any projective module over $R$ is free. Is there any graded version of this? That is, let us call a graded commutative ring $R=\oplus _{g \in G} R_g$ a graded PID if ...
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### Why does there exist a non-split sequence with the condition that $\mathrm{pd} M=\infty$?

Why does there exist a non-split sequence with the condition that $\mathrm{pd} M = \infty$? Remarks. I am reading Andrzej Skowroński, Sverre O.Smalø, Dan Zacharia: On the Finiteness of the Global ...
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### On integral domains over which special kind of modules are projective

For an integral domain $R$ let $\mathrm{Frac}(R)$ denote its field of fractions. Then $R$ is embedded in $\mathrm{Frac}(R)$ and we can consider $\mathrm{Frac}(R)$ as an $R$-module. Can we ...
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### Is projectivity preserved by invariants?

Let $f:R\rightarrow S$ be a homomorphism of (commutative) rings with unity and suppose that $G$ is a group acting on $R$ and $S$ in such a way that $f\sigma=\sigma f$ for every $\sigma\in G$. Denote ...
### Why is $\operatorname{nr}_{F[G]}:K_1(F[G])\to Z(F[G])^\times$ a bijection?
Let $A$ be a finite dimensional semisimple $F$-algebra and $K_1(A)$ the Whitehead group of $A$. By splitting $A$ into its Wedderburn components, the reduced norm map \$\operatorname{nr}_A:K_1(A)\to Z(...